Moments of truth, as we sat in your car on a hot Saturday afternoon, I told you "A year ago, I felt the calm before my storm..." the calmest calm before the hungriest storm... You look at me with an honesty in your eyes I've seen it many times before in fact, You tell me I've matured since then, you're happy for me, and that you're proud of me. I didn't need your confirmation about that though
Recently Grammy-nominated artist Daniel Caesar released a visual for his latest album's title-track today. Directed by Keavan Yazdani and Sean Brown, the video opens with a close-up of the Toronto-native's eyes, and conflicting sounds of hazy instrumentals and crickets.
I saw this video tonight which claimed Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. is already a "classic". Crazy. I was really baffled that at only 7 months since the album's release, it's already hailed as a classic by the well-known music-journalism website: Pitchfork. DAMN. in 2017 wasn’t culturally digested by Hip Hop and mainstream audiences the same way … Continue reading Instant Classics In 2017?
You are the luckiest girl alive. We had our innocence then. Conquered the world every time I smiled, Now I don’t smile as often. I don’t see you at all anymore. I rarely pray but I just pray that you’re well. What if you cried every night? Below the moon and the sky, I’ll burn … Continue reading Scorpio List // Burning One
Late 2015 - Early 2016. A time of my life where I found new infatuations for people and art, I got caught up in the daze of the years' Summer madness too. At the time, Kamashi Washington's The Epic became the soundtrack to myself discovering a new solace, comfort, and also accepting the terms of … Continue reading Recurrence
It's been awhile since I've went out and bought an album. I went on a hiatus for a little while because an airport mishap in the Philippines lost me a bunch of albums I really loved. I was discouraged from buying albums for awhile because of that mishap, and I'd just download ZIP files of … Continue reading Nothin’ Even Matters
By the late '80s the start of the '90s, the Native Tongues collective from New York were leading a type of "cubist-movement" within the genre of Hip Hop; challenging the commercial success of gangster-rap, and rejecting audiences' ideas of how a rapper should be. Artists from the Native Tongues collective were quintessential to the culture … Continue reading The Low End Theory At 26 Years-old Today
With the recent domestic-abuse allegations, "17" album, a place on the 2017 XXL-freshmen list, and now a new music video for "Look At Me"; Florida-state rapper - XXXTentacion - has been placed firmly into the limelight of today's Hip Hop. In fact, just last week his debut-album - 17 - sold 86,000 units on its first … Continue reading XXXTENTACION – Don’t Look At Me
Summer Madness, Autumn Sadness, Cruel Winter and now - Spring Solitude; my 2017 Seasonal-playlists in chronological order. The Spring Solitude playlist - at least for me - reflects a narrative of youthful restlessness, and paints the "coming-of-age" of someone stressed to their breaking point by the hands of alcohol-dependency, anxiousness, existential uncertainty, heartbreak, nostalgia, and … Continue reading Spring Solitude Playlist